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CSPAN
Oct 23, 2011 8:00pm EDT
government have you've given us?" "a republic, madam, if you can keep it." all of our founders, adams, madison, they all worried about this. can we keep it together? the only thing i would say is that surely on the other side of on quote, end i end optimism. there is a person in this audience that has said to me with in this past month from this state that we're going down. what evidence do you have that it is not true. buck up. i would say they are paying close attention. every great leading nations eventually have gone down. in every one of them, i am quite certain people were at the in denial or did not see a coming or said it cannot happen h ere. if we fall prey to that, we may suffer the consequences sooner than we need to. i think it is premature. we should never surrender to the fatalism about these things. this is based on faith. i admitted. it has been well said that democracy always was a leap of faithl . there is time to deal with the daunting arithmetic. it will not be easy. there is time to restore a growth rate that gives us a chance to put people back to work, rebuild t
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
for qualified. later in the spring, they had a meeting with us at northwestern and told us that they thought the scholarships were certainly should go for which the job. with rutledge was available the following year and the one with vinson the following year. citizens because we had experience in in war and we were. we were both anxious to get into the professional world. coin. i got the coin flip. i had the privilege. other members of the faculty supported application and persuaded the other judges that >> [inaudible] did you have him in class? >> i took labor law from him. alive? >> yes. >> you have lived a long time. 91 years? >> yes. art and i were born on the same day. has kept to a live? -- that has kept you live? >> this was exercise. we have good advice from our respective spouses. " we have had interesting lives and happy lives. that makes a big difference, too. >> where does he live now? >> charlottesville, virginia. >> go back to fred vinson. where did he come from? how did he get on the court of the chief justice? >> he was not a big man. he was heavy. he was a heavy man
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
have a new book. "the puppy diaries." it is painful to read. i want you to tell us about it. >> it was a may day in 2007, and i was going to work out before going to work at "the times," and at 44th and seventh avenue, i began to cross at the light, and a big white truck that was turning right ran me down, and, you know, i was pretty badly hurt. i was in belleview hospital for three weeks and in icu for a long time. i had several broken bones. i broke my femur, which is the biggest bone in the body, i am told, probably hard to break, but mine broke. it was tough for a while. and, you know, it taught me a little bit about what i am made of. you know, i had to go through months of physical therapy and learn to walk all over again. people have gone through far worse things in their life than what i did, but that is basically the story. >> i want to go on just a little bit longer, because it is 2007, and then you get to be the top editor of "the new york times." that day when you were walking across the street, was the truck at fault, or were you at fault? >> the truck was at fault. pe
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2011 6:00am EDT
. i had to give it up so i would teach us. i cannot say i enjoyed that part of it. i would have done the same thing all over again. it has not been without the unpleasantness. you become more vulnerable. i have experienced some of that vulnerability. >> in your book, 2010, "no university is an island" you take on the university of illinois where you make your living, academic administrators, why? why you have this approach? >> taking on the aaup comes out a tremendous respect for the organization. i've been there for 16 years. i stress throughout the book that it is essential to education. sometimes it feels. sometimes it fails. it failed most dramatically during world war i when it supported the notion of criticizing the draft and that they should not have that kind of freedom. some of us are still haunted by that failure. it failed again during the mccarthy period. we did not do investigations of unjust firing. the leadership was afraid. eventually, we decided to go back and do those investigations. they have misstepped over time. we can do better. i have tried to say how we can do
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
had fallen. >> tell us about "the legal times" and what you do with the supreme court coverage? >> it is a weekly publication aimed at lawyers and lobbyists and other political types, and our supreme court coverage consists largely of a biweekly column that is done by tony who covers the court on a daily basis for gannett. >> what was your goal in life that then? -- back then? >> to be a good journalist. i was the editor of "the legal times." steve brill had bought it, and he wanted it to have deep and juicy coverage of the legal and lobbying profession, and the mission that he gave me and that i had my eyes set on was to really get behind the curtain of powerful lobbying firms on k street. no one had really tried to cover them comprehensively before, so i had my work cut out for me. >> what do you think has happened to that story in the last 20 years to today? >> justifiably, it has drawn more attention from local reporters, just the role of politics and the role of lobbyists as the middlemen. that has gotten so big. we have had so many scandals here in washington, many of whi
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
this journey? sometimes things happen for a reason. i used to think that chance and good luck come to anybody who want it. it is not just that. it comes for those who look for it. one day, i was walking in the hallways of harvard medical school. a distinguished brain surgeon looked at me at 11:00 p.m. and he asked me, where are you going? i said, i am going to the library. he said, would you like to see brain surgery? i said yes. i was thinking, this is going to happen in the future. he said, let's go right now. next thing i know, i walk into the operating room. imagine the magic i felt when i saw that beautiful brain on that patient that was awake. it is what i do nowadays. it is doing brain surgery on patients that are awake. this was 1997. i see the human brain pulsate with a beautiful rhythm of a patient that is awake, dancing with the heart. right there, right then, i was captivated. the idea was born as to whether or not one day i might be able to do the same thing. and here i am. >> how many times have you operated on a brain? >> by now going through residency, 300 cases a y
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2011 8:00pm EDT
patients. >> is the cancer of kennedy? >> ggm. >> you use those letters a lot of times in the book. when you see that, what are the chances of percents today? >> thank you, every time i walk into the operating room and know i am in front of this massive killer. because it kills thousands a year. i am talking about this cancer that affects the brain. and i go in and i know i am the underdog fighting that fight for my patients. my patients trust me with their lives. and i go in with all the passion and knowledge and energy that i have gathered from the patient and their families. and my role is to take as much safely, and to take as much as i can. the odds are against me making an incredible difference on that patient's life at the end of the day. because the bottom line is the disease is devastating but i never lose hope. every patient i treat, every surgery i do specifically in that type of cancer. i always hope this is going to be the patient that defeats the sdee disease. and from that patient we will learn and create history for more to come. and i have that feeling if my heart
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2011 6:00am EDT
that were qualified were my good friend art and i. they thought both of us were qualified. and so they, later in the spring, they had a meeting with us at northwestern and told us that they thought the two clerks hips were certainly available. they were not sure which one should go for which the job. they suggested they would like us to make that decision. as it turned out, the clerkship with rutledge was available the following year and the one with vinson the following year. we both felt we were ancient citizens because we had experience in the war and we or older than we thought other graduates might have been before the war. we were both anxious to get into the professional world, and the rutledge, we thought it might be better job. we flipped a coin. i won the coin flip. i had the privilege of getting i had the privilege of getting started with justice rutledge . after the coin flipping and the decision, we still had to get the job. both professors and other members of the faculty supported our applications and persuaded the justices that we were indeed qualified. >> did you
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2011 8:00pm EDT
that were qualified for my good friend sieger and i. both of us wereose of qualified. later in the spring, they had a meeting with us at northwestern and told us that they thought the scholarships were certainly available. they were not sure which one should go for which the job. they suggested they would like us to make that decision. as it turned out, at the correct ship with rutledge was available the following year -- the clerkship with rutledge was available the following year and the one let vinson the following year. we both felt we were ancient citizens because we had experience in in war and we thought we were older than we were. we were both anxious anto get into the professional world. it might be better job. it's gonna like flipping a coin. other members of the faculty supported application and supported thepersuaded the othet we were qualified. >> [inaudible] >> i took labor law from him. >> is your friend arch still alive? >> yes. >> you have lived a long time. 91 years? >> yes. art and i were born on the same day. >> what have you to done that has kept to a live? >>
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